This weekend I saw two. My sister in law and I used to be movie buddies. We went to a couple of movies each month, but we hardly ever go anymore. Our schedules are different. Her youngest child is 20, mine are still in school and busy with sports. Yesterday, we made up for missed time. We went to see One For the Money. I love the Stephanie Plum series and although my sister in law doesn't like reading, she loves frightening or funny movies. We got there but the movie had sold out. We decided to see Underworld instead.
I loved all the Underworld movies, and I enjoyed this one as well, but it was different than what I had expected. I won't spoil it for you, but I was surprised at some elements in the movie. Still I got more for my money than just a movie. I was inspired. I love it when that happens. I'm sitting there enjoying the show and BAM! inspiration hits. My relic hunter series isn't anything like Underworld, but something about the atmosphere struck a chord. Maybe because the scene I'm working on takes place in a secret tunnel, and the movie had a really cool hidden lair underground. And it had some interesting twists. I love my twists and turns. So anyway, after the movie was over, I really wanted to rush home and write, but One For the Money was coming on in five minutes, and this time it wasn't sold out, so what the heck. We started out frightening and ended the movie fest on funny.
By the way, after the first half hour of One For the Money, I was disappointed, but it got better. I think it's hard for a movie to live up to a book, and in this case, the first one has to set up the characters, and that's usually not as funny as when the characters are established and in their normal element. But it was a great day and I got a lot for my money.